Kolkata: Eleven West Bengal districts were declared

Calcutta, July 25: The railway ministry has started the process of giving jobs to people who have lost land because of railway projects.

A committee set up by the environment department has recommended that a

KOLKATA, 5 JULY: The Rail India Technical & Economic Services (Rites), a Union government undertaking, will sign an MoU with Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) and KMC on 9 July for beautification of the Hooghly river front, said Miss Mamata Banerjee, railway minister. KoPT will set up a new port at Sagar and rail connectivity with Haldia port and Sagar port will be established, Miss Banerjee said.

BALAGARH, 4 JULY: Hundreds of people in the Balagarh block of Hooghly, whose villages are close to the river Hooghly, have been having sleepless nights ever since the river started eroding its embankments.

KOLKATA, 24 JUNE: The Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will lift water from the river Hooghly and take it to Rajarhat for purification and supply to action areas I and II on a trial basis from 15 July.

Green activist Subhash Dutta alleged on Monday that cases related to environment issues were not being heard by the high court for a long time.

CHINSURAH, 8 JUNE: A day after the country saw the Bhopal gas tragedy verdict being delivered, villagers in Haripal block of Hooghly got quite a scare, after many fell ill, alleging that gas emitted from a local factory, Himadri Chemicals, led to the incident.

A Bangladeshi barge carrying around 60 tonnes of fly ash sank in the Hooghly, near Budge Budge, on Thursday apparently after the engine developed a snag during high tide.

The Anmona-2, which was returning to Bangladesh with fly ash from the CESC plant in Budge Budge, has been tied away from the navigational channel, about 60 feet from the bank.

The Union minister of state for shipping, Mr Mukul Roy, today criticised the state government for failing to utilise funds sanctioned by the Centre to renovate the ghats along the river Hooghly. He said this while inaugurating a ghat renovation project along the Hooghly, at Nimtala ghat.

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